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Re: Rep:Re: Rep:Re: [f-cpu] virtually or physically-addressed cache ?

Christophe wrote:

> There is a difference between what you can do and what you can
> efficiently
> do. In such a scheme if you have say a 48 bit global address space and
> you
> are using 32 bit addresses with byte addressing you can efficiently run
> 65K
> processes with 2 GB address spaces each, that is not to say you cant run
> more you will just have to make changes in the global address space and
> either flush the cache or walk it to invalidate affected cachelines each
> time a process not on the list is "swapped" in. Would even a hard limit
> of
> 65K 4GB address spaces really present any issue for a general purpose OS
> though? :)

But really what runs 65K processes at once? In all fairness to the CPU
should run 1 process. Need another process ... buy a second , third... A
system while it does have need for large taskes and addresses space is
a network of interconnected computers and would not the network define
process runs where and addressing. 

Ben Franchuk - Dawn * 12/24 bit cpu *
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